The Influence of Home and School on Students’ Academic Performance:A Case Study of Wangingómbe District,Tanzania.

Ugulumu, William Shauritanga (2016) The Influence of Home and School on Students’ Academic Performance:A Case Study of Wangingómbe District,Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study investigated “The Influence of Home and School on Students’ Academic Performance” in Wanging’ombe District. The main objective was to investigate the influence of home and school on students’ academic performance. The specific objectives were, to analyze the effect of availability and use of learning facilities, to investigate the influence of effective and efficient subject teachers, to determine the effect of Homes’ background and to examine the School environments on students’ academic performance in Form IV national examination results in 2007-2014 in community built secondary schools. The study adopted a cross sectional study design in which teachers and students were selected randomly while HOS and DSEO members were purposively selected. A total of 300 respondents were selected to constitute a sample in which 200 were students, 60 were teachers, 33 were members for Focus Group Discussions, 4 were Heads of School and 3 were members from DSEO office. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the information in the sample schools. Findings of this study showed that there were not enough teaching learning materials and inadequate school infrastructures, syllabi was not covered in time, English is mixed with other languages during teaching, provision of standard test after the end of each topic, exercise and examinations were neither adequate nor standard. Low parents’ income, low parents’ sensitivity in investing in education to their children, low parents’ involvements in academic activities provided by teachers and school environments were not standard as required, hence school environments were not conducive for learning. This study recommends that governments, parents, NGOs, and CBEs should invest in education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:43
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1620

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